New Titles Children’s July 2015 (arrived in June 2015)

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Why otters don't wear socks, written and read by Roger Stevens.
This stupendous new collection from Roger Stevens contains: laughs (including chuckles, guffaws and grins); sad moments (some); thrills (many); rhymes; haikus; rude words; adjectives (assorted); made-up words (including Wham-wig); nonsense and a fat penguin called Pete.
Adventures of Roborex, directed by Stephen Shimek.
When a robot dog from the future pops up in their backyard on a mission to help them, 11-year-old James and his beloved golden retriever, Rex, learn that it is up to them to save the world from Dr. Apocalypse, an evil scientist, and his wily robotic Destructo-Cat.
Bold eagles, directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen & Rune Spaans.
When the beautiful nature reserve Eagle Park is opened, keeping its precious eagles safe becomes a full-time job. But when the eagle and many other animals suddenly go missing, Eagle Park must turn to the famous Police Patrol to track down the disappearances. With a newly hatched baby eagle riding along under his hood, Radar the Police Car and Dottie the Otter must investigate some mysterious campers in the park and crack the case.
Dragon guardians, directed by Angel Izquierdo, Ricardo Ramon.
Something spooky is happening in Dragon Hill, and a sudden change in climate has plunged the land into a deep freeze. The fate of the forest rests in the hands of its protector, a little elf named Robin, and his misfit dragon companions. Together, the would-be adventurers must summon a team of guardians to uncover the mystery that threatens their home, and stop an evil dragon before it's too late.
Penguins of Madagascar: the flipping awesome new movie!, directed by Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith.
They're cute. They're cuddly. They're back! From the creators of "Madagascar" comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!
The Boxcar children, directed by Daniel Chuba & Mark A.Z. Dippe.
Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny are four orphaned brothers and sisters who mysteriously appear in a small town on a warm summer night. No one knows who these young wanderers are or where they have come from. Frightened to live with a grandfather they have never met, the children make a home for themselves in an old abandoned red boxcar they discover in the woods.
The Flintstones and WWE stone age smackdown!, produced and directed by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone
Get ready for some raw-kin' action in this all-new, original movie that brings some of WWE's toughest, wildest superstars to Bedrock! When Fred loses his family's vacation money, he hatches one of his hair brained plans to get it back. It's a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone, Rey Mysteriopal and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter.
Black Beauty, directed by Daniel Zirilli.
A modern retelling of Anna Sewell's classic novel. Rescued from an abusive owner and recovering from a traumatic past, Black Beauty possesses a most unique quality of character, endearing itself to Audry and her Grandpa who adopt the horse in order to give it a second chance and perhaps even help revitalise their own family situation. Aided by dedicated trainer James and tested by the many challenges of equine life, Black Beauty has his work cut out for him as he embarks on a remarkable journey of discovery and friendship.
Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, directed by Miguel Arteta.
It follows the exploits of eleven-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life, a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him.
Anne of Avonlea, directed by Joan Craft.
New adventures lie in store as a bright and ambitious Anne prepares to begin teaching in the local school and joins Diana Barry, Gilbert Blythe, Charlie Sloan, Fred Wright and their other former schoolmates on the newly formed Village Improvement Society in Avonlea. Life at Green Gables takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of two new orphans and, so it seems, the end of Anne's dreams of attending college. Will she have to learn what she can of life and love in Avonlea or are there yet more conflicts and changes in store as she leaves her girlhood days behind?
Minnie's winter bow show.
When Minnie and her nieces accidentally take off in a hot-air balloon, they are send on a whirlwind journey to the Clubhouse North Pole!
Rob the robot. Space race.
Follow and join in on the adventure with Rob the Robot and his friends, Ema, the alien linguist, TK the walking toolkit and Orbit the quirky artist, as they explore the fantastical planets of the Robot Galaxy. Solving problems that arise in a logical, comically funny way, Rob and his friends will take you through an experience of ups and downs that creates a bond between them all that will last a lifetime.
Sarah & Duck. Lots of shallots and other stories.
Meet Sarah, seven years old, with big eyes and a green hat who lives with her quacky, flappy best friend, Duck. Sarah and Duck live in a small village, in a small house, with a small, wonky garden path and a red front door. Together they embark on simple but exciting adventures, exploring their world both near and far in their own wobbly and imaginative way — trying to reach a rainbow, pretending to be a penguin or helping an umbrella to stay dry! Every step of the way they are guided by The Narrator who offers helpful suggestions and makes sure they don't go too far. They are also joined by other friends and neighbours — Small Scared Bug, Scarf Lady, Lots of Shallots and Scooter Boy.
Sesame Street. Elmo's super numbers.
Elmo loves using his super number math skills! Join him at the biggest number lovers' convention of the year, Numeric Con, taking place on Sesame Street. Elmo and Leela, who are excited fans who have dressed up as The Dark Nine and Princess Three-ah have a plan to take in all the sights. When numerical problems arise at the con, watch Elmo as he harnesses the powers of math to solve them, save the day and show everyone that numbers are super.
Sofia the first. The curse of Princess Ivy.
After learning that the Amulet of Avalor is magical, Amber snatches it while Sofia is sleeping. Unfortunately, she unwittingly unleashes a curse that summons evil Princess Ivy, who threatens to destroy the amulet, seize the crown and turn the entire kingdom black-and-white! Amber and Sofia soar through the skies on a flying dragon — aided by special guest Rapunzel — as they embark on a daring quest to defeat Ivy, break the curse and save Enchancia.
Teletubbies. Colours.
Its time for Teletubbies! Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po with adventures in colours!
Teletubbies. Nursery rhymes.
In this new DVD, sing and play along to some classic nursery rhymes with the Teletubbies. Humpty Dumpty, Hickory Dickory Dock, Mary Had a Little Lamb and more feature in these 8 episodes!
The Avengers, Earth's mightiest heroes!. Season 1, 3, Iron man unleashed!
When the planet is threatened by Super Villains, time travelling conquerors, alien invaders, mythical monsters or mad robots bent of the total destruction of humanity, when the forces of evil are so overwhelming that no single hero has the power to save the world, when there is no home left — the Avengers assemble! Together they forged an alliance that changed the world. United they become a symbol of hope and courage against impossible odds!
The Avengers, Earth's mightiest heroes!. Season 1, 4, Thor's last stand!
Building on the hype surrounding the upcoming Avengers feature film, this final installment of the first season brings The Avengers to an exciting climax that will leave fans begging for more.
The Avengers, Earth's mightiest heroes!. Season 2, 1, New world.
Caught in the crossfire between two warring alien empires Earths mightiest heroes must make a stand. The fate of our world depends on it! Doctor Doom attacks both The Avengers and The Fantastic Four, but is there more to this attack than meets the eye. Tony Stark, without his armor, must face A.I.M's latest creation: Technovore. The Avengers are caught in the middle of a war between the Masters of Evil and the Enchantress! The Kree Empire comes to Earth to determine if humanity is fit to join their galactic empire or be crushed in its path! When a mysterious man named Korvac appears is he the one needing protection or the Earth itself?
The Avengers, Earth's mightiest heroes!. Season 2, 2, Friends or foes.
The Avengers have fought against some of the most powerful and dangerous super-villains in the world. But just when the team thought they had things under control, new threats emerge… from space! Caught in the crossfire between two warring alien empires — Earth's mightiest heroes must make a stand.
The Avengers, Earth's mightiest heroes!. Season 2, 3, Invasion.
The avengers have fought against some of the most powerful and dangerous super-villians in the world. But just when the team thought they had things under control, new threats emerge … from Space! Caught in the crossfire between two warring alien empires — Earth's mightiest heroes must make a stand. The fate of the world depends on it!
The Avengers, Earth's mightiest heroes!. Season 2, 4, Galactic struggle.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is one of the biggest animated boys series on TV and with The Avengers movie breaking records in early 2012, Marvels fan base is growing by the minute. The Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes Invasion is the must-have installment of season two and features all the big name heroes in seven action-packed episodes.
The adventures of Paddington Bear collection.
After bidding farewell to his Aunt Lucy in darkest Peru, Paddington Bear sails off and eventually finds himself alone in London's Paddington Station. The label around his neck reads, 'Please look after this bear. Thank you'. When the Brown family take him in, they get a lot more than they bargained for.
60 Years of Miffy: anniversary collection.
Dick Bruna's sweet little rabbit named Miffy has been entertaining and educating children for generations. Join Miffy and her friends as they learn about shapes, colours, drawing and learning to do things independently.
Angelina ballerina. On with the show!
The stage is set for big performances and lots of fun. After a musical mishap, AZ doesn't miss a beat and discovers another way to keep temp. Gracie learns an important lesson about finding inspiration, and Angelina and Polly set the stage for a perfect celebration for their dad. Come along as the mouselings let their creativity shine and get on with the show.
Just William's luck!, Richmal Crompton.
The animals of Farthing Wood, Colin Dann.
Farthing Wood is being bulldozed and a drought means the animals no longer have anywhere to live or drink. Fox, Badger, Toad, Tawny Owl, Mole and the other animals band together and leave their ancestral home and set off to move to a far-away nature reserve. The animals must unite in adversity and in doing so they learn about each other's habits and limitations.
Heidi, Johanna Spyri.
When Heidi, a lively orphan girl, goes to live with her grandfather in a little hut high in the Alps, she soon learns to live in perfect harmony with her surroundings, leading a carefree life with her constant companion, Peter, a young goatherd. But her happiness is short-lived when she is sent to stay with a rich city family as a companion for the sick Clara.
Would the real Stanley Carrot please stand up?, Rob Stevens.
Stanley 'Carrot' Harris is ginger, a bit tubby and definitely not cool. And he has a secret: he's adopted, and this makes him feel like he's never quite fitted in. On his thirteenth birthday, he receives the one thing he's been waiting his whole life for: a card from his long-lost birth mother, asking to meet up. But what if he's a big disappointment to her? So Stanley hatches a cunning plan.
Secrets and dreams, Jean Ure.
When Zoe’s dream of going to boarding school becomes a reality, she can’t wait for her life there to begin — but sometimes things don’t turn out the way we expect. When one of Zoe's new friends reveals a secret too big to share with the others in the group, Zoe finds herself caught in the middle.
Play school. Bedtime stories.
A delightful collection of stories told by Trisha and John. They will amuse and entertain young listeners ready to cuddle up and listen to a story in bed.
The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson.
A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake — only to have to outwit that creature.
The Gruffalo's child, Julia Donaldson.
One dark night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist?
Paddington. A day at the seaside: & other stories, Michael Bond.
Worth his weight in marmalade sandwiches, here's Paddington in four more favourite adventures. Whether he's playing in the sand, going to the theatre, picnicking on the river or enjoying Christmas Day, you can be sure life will be full of surprises!
Raiders of the lost shark, Lyn Gardner & Ros Asquith.
The awful Ghastly McNasty pirates are closing in on Captain Syd's legendary hoard, and have devised a way to work as film extras on a pirate movie and steal the treasure. Tat and Hetty must try and outwit the pirate duo, before it's too late.
Treasure hunt, byJennifer Gray & Amanda Swift.
Einstein the brainy dachshund, Puzzle the snoozy sheepdog and Bounce the springer spaniel spend their holidays at a very special kind of kennels — a lighthouse by the sea! In this adventure, this woof-tastic trio encounter the dastardly Mike Dodger, discover an ancient treasure map and find themselves caught up in a race against time!
Queen Sardine ; &, Queen Sardine and Princess Persia, Kate Willis-Crowley.
Eight year-old Ivy gets a real shock when a strange cat splash-lands in her bath. The shocks get bigger when Ivy discovers the cat can talk and is called Queen Sardine! Not only does Ivy have to keep the cat a secret from her mum, she soon realises Queen Sardine is one demanding feline.
Monkey madness: the only way is Africa!, Anna Wilson.
Felix cannot believe his luck when Dad announces he is going on a business trip to Africa and is going to take the family too. Flo, Felix's best friend in the whole world is furious that Felix is going to see so many amazing animals without her. In order for Felix to prove his friendship, she sets him a horribly difficult task: to bring her back a baby monkey!

Into Reading

Richie, the greedy mouse, story by Barbara Armstrong ; illustrations by Mosquito.
The Cowboy Kid, A.H. Benjamin and Garyfallia Leftheri.
Max really wants to be a cowboy, but he's not very good at using his lasso. When a bull escapes from the country show, will Max be able to save the day?
Gerald's busy day, Lynne Benton and Mark Marshall.
Tom and Lucy wonder whether their pet gerbil, Gerald, will be bored while they're at school. Mum thinks he'll be asleep all day, but Gerald has other ideas!
You can make skittles, text by Brian Birchall.
There is a planet, text by Gavin Bishop; illustrations by Andrew Trimmer.
Look out, mouse!, Steve Bjorkman.
When Farmer Fred forgets to feed the horse, a mouse helps out and later, when the mouse is in trouble, the horse repays his kindness.
The green machines, Andy Blackford and Mike Byrne.
The machines are not happy. The boss has told them to knock down the playground! They decide to run away but how will they hide? And what will they get up to?
I smell smoke!, story by Debra J. Blenus ; illustrations by Roger De Klerk.
In the desert, story by Diane Brantley ; illustrations by Wayne Hovis.
Thumpety-rah, story by Janeen Brian ; illustrations by Maurizio Dotti.
Bees, text Brian and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Alan Male.
Superkids, story by Brian and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Peter Stevenson.
Eat up!, story by Jane Buxton ; illustrations by Samuel Taylor.
Going to Lucy's house, story by Jane Buxton ; illustrations by Carla Shale.
Lizard's grandmother, story by Jane Buxton ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
Look out!, story by Jane Buxton ; illustrations by Jim Storey.
Tails, story by Jane Buxton ; illustrations by Astrid Matijasevic.
The zebra crossing, story by Jane Buxton ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
Me and my dog, story by Pauline Cartwright ; illustrations by Pucci Violi.
Night noises, story by Pauline Cartwright ; illustrations by Ann Skelly.
Scit, scat, scaredy cat!, story by Lloydene Cook ; illustrations by Celia Canning.
Camouflage, text by Ruth J. Luhrs.
Snow, text by Ruth Corrin.
The apple tree, story by Ruth Corrin ; illustrations by Brent Putze.
A magician's house, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Susan Moxley.
Aunty Maria and the cat, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Mary Davy.
Birthdays, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Astrid Matijasevic.
Busy baby, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Tracey Clark.
Crossing the road, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Rowan Barnes-Murphy.
Dr Sprocket makes a rocket, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Philip Webb.
Dragon with a cold, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Philip Webb.
I like worms, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Astrid Matijasevic.
I'm glad to say, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Bryan Pollard.
In the middle of the night, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Robert Roennfeldt.
Morning bath, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Judy Nelson.
Mrs Muddle Mud-Puddle, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Mary Davy.
Road robber, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Eric Kincaid.
Sloppy tiger and the party, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Peter Stevenson.
Sloppy tiger bedtime, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Peter Stevenson.
Soup, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Peter Stevenson.
The apple, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Elizabeth Fuller.
The babysitters, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Val Biro.
The bag of smiles, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Philip Webb.
The big race, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Mike Wilkin.
The cow in the hole, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
The dancing fly, story by Joy Cowley; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
The dippy dinner drippers, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Korky Paul.
The fantastic washing machine, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Nick Price.
The flea market, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
The giant pumpkin, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Korky Paul.
The little yellow chicken, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Elizabeth Fuller.
The old truck, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Val Biro.
The traveller and the farmer, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Korky Paul.
The zoo olympics, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Val Biro.
When Dad went to pre-school, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Terry Burton.
When the balloon when pop, story by Joy Cowley ; illustrations by Peter Stevenson.
A small world, story by Brian and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by David Webb.
Are you a ladybird?, story by Brian and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Alan Male.
I wonder, story by Brian and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Dennis Bryans.
Space, story by Bruce and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Tim Marwood.
The dandelion, story by Brian and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Angela Beard.
The hermit crab, story by Brian and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Ian McCausland.
The tree, story by Brian and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Michelle Ross.
What am I, story by Brian and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by David Astin.
Whose eggs are these, story by Brian and Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Rosanne Hyndman.
Come on!, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
Give me a hug, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
I am…, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
I go, go, go, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
I like, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
I write, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
In my home, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
Look!, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
My family, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
My friend, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
My shadow, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
Run!, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
Sharks, text by Jillian Cutting.
The aeroplane, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
The barbeque, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
The birthday party, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
The great enormous hamburger, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
The storm, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
Where's Tim?, story by Jillian Cutting ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
Dani's dinosaur, Clare De Marco and Sarah Horne.
When Dani finds a dinosaur in her garden, she and her mum are very surprised. Whatever can it be?
The animals' football final, Clare De Marco and Trevor Dunton.
Jungle United face Amazon FC in the football final. But where are Jungle United? Their bus is stuck! Can the fans take the team's place against their fiercest opponents?
Bubbles, story by Helen Depree ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
A new bed, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
Bother those Barnetts!, story by Jill Eggleton; illustrations by Peter Stevenson.
Brutus, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Jim Storey.
Footprints on the Moon, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Nick Price.
Kangaroo, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Nick Price.
Lucy's rooster, story by Jill Eggleton; illustrations by Kelvin Hawley.
Mrs Grimble's grapevine, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Michael Martchenko.
Mrs Pye's pool, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Mary Davy.
Popcorn, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Karen Donnelly.
The magic tree, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Peter Stevenson.
The river, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Karen Donnelly.
The whale, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
Where is my hat?, story by Jill Eggleton ; illustrations by Celia Canning.
Icebergs, text by Jane Elliot.
The maze, story by Julie Ellis ; illustrations by Richard Hoit.
The S party, story by Julie Ellis ; illustrations by Paula Martyr.
Where is the cabbage, story by Julie Ellis ; illustrations by Peter Stevenson.
My granny rides a bicycle, story by Susan Frame ; illustrations by Jennifer Cooper.
Scary spiders!, story by Susan Frame ; illustrations by Jeffy James.
Princess Pistachio, Marie-Louise Gay ; translated from French by Jacob Homel.
One day Pistachio Shoelace opens a mysterious present: a golden crown! Pistachio knew all along that she was a princess, but her 'real' parents, the king and queen of Papua, have sent her a message at last. Soon they will come to claim her. But for now, her adoptive parents still force her to eat spinach and go to school.
My dog, text by Margaret Thorne Geoge.
Tracks in the sand, text by Ann Goodale ; photography by Ann and Bob Goodale.
Just right!, story by Richard Gunther ; illustrations by Amanda Wood.
The "get-up" machine, story by Richard Gunther ; illustrations by Trevor Pye.
There's no one like me!, story by Richard Gunther ; illustrations by Liz McIntosh.
Two stupid cats, story by Richard Gunther ; illustrations by Jim Storey.
Robbie's robot, Damian Harvey and Rory Walker.
Robbie's room is a tip and Mum has had enough. So Robbie buys a robot to help him tidy it up. But the robot wants to tidy away Robbie!
Be careful, Matthew!, story by Pauline Huggins ; illustrations by Toni Goffe.
Hiccups for hippo, story by Jenny Keal ; illustrations by Jim Storey.
Good night, Knight, Betsy Lewin.
After a tantalizing dream about golden cookies, Knight and his horse embark on a quest for baked goods.
Incredible insects, text by Judy Ling.
Carrots, peas and beans, story by John Lockyer ; illustrations by Lynn Breeze.
Same but different, story by John Lockyer ; illustrations by Kelvin Hawley.
Speak up!, story by John Lockyer ; illustrations by Jan van der Voo.
The roller coaster, story by John Lockyer ; illustrations by Ruth Paul.
There's a king in the cupboard, written by Margaret Mahy ; illustrated by Rosie Reeve.
A family move into a new house. They are just a small family — a mum, a dad and a little girl called Sarah. It is a big old house full of space and echoes. And Sarah is sure there is something very magical indeed about the cupboard under the stairs…
The hole in the hedge, story by Jo Massam-Windsor ; illustrations by Philip Webb.
What's happened to Arrow?, story by Maria McKernan ; illustrations by Astrid Matijasevic.
The trouble with Heathrow, story and illustrations by Rodney McRae.
A fire at the zoo, story by Diana Noonan ; illustrations by Terry Burton.
An elephant for the holidays, story by Diana Noonan ; illustrations by Paolo Bellini.
Animal inventions, text by Dianna Noonan.
The desert machine, text by Diana Noonan.
Super secret surprise party, Jane O'Connor ; cover illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser ; interior illustrations by Ted Enik.
Shh! Fancy Nancy and her classmates are planning a surprise party - that means it's top secret! Everything has to be kept super secret. Even the cupcakes have a surprise inside! Will you be able to guess who the party is for?
Engines, text by Steve Pattrick.
Trees are special, by Steve Pattrick ; illustrations by Tim Marwood.
Big Dog and Little Dog, Dav Pilkey.
Like most dogs, Big Dog and Little Dog go for walks, play in puddles, and snuggle up for a nap when they are sleepy, but sometimes they can be a bit mischievous, and downright silly.
Big Dog and Little Dog going for a walk, Dav Pilkey.
Big Dog and Little Dog like going for walks, though having a bath afterwards is not so much fun.
Ballet Cat: the totally secret secret, Bob Shea.
While Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play, they each share an important secret.
My pony Minnie, story by Elizabeth Taylor ; illustrations by Rachel Conner.
The green dragon, story by Belinda M. Thompson ; illustrations by Val Biro.
Catherine, the counter, story by Alan Trussell-Cullen ; illustrations by Liz McIntosh.
Who loves getting wet?, story by Alan Trussell-Cullen ; illustrations by Jim Storey.
A year on the farm, Sue Unstead.
The sun is up, and another year begins on the farm. This book lets you follow the red tractor to find out how the farmer tends to the animals and grows crops.
Seeds, text by Colin Walker ; illustrations by Bryan Pollard.
Volcanoes, text by Colin Walker ; illustrations by Michelle Ross.


Beastworld: terrifying monsters and mythical beasts, S. A. Caldwell.
Step into a world of fascinating, mystical and terrifying beasts from around the globe. Join fearless beast hunter S.A. Caldwell as she tracks down the most elusive creatures from ancient myths, strange sightings and folklore. Follow her to a Gorgon's lair, track down the yeti in the Himalayas, find out what lies beneath the myth of the bogeyman and discover the Hydra's immortal head!
The science of computers, Clive Gifford.
Get Ahead in Computing explores the exhilarating world of information technology. The Science of Computers builds an essential foundation for computing study by exploring the the computer devices we use every day and explaining the science behind them.
Computer networks, Clive Gifford.
Get Ahead in Computing explores the exhilarating world of information technology. Computer Networks unravels the web of connections that stretch around the world and help us to communicate, learn and have fun every day.
Amazing applications and perfect programs, Clive Gifford.
Get Ahead in Computing explores the exhilarating world of information technology. Amazing Applications and Perfect Programs is an essential introduction to the applications that are crucial in today's digital world.
Awesome algorithms and creative coding, Clive Gifford.
Get Ahead in Computing explores the exhilarating world of information technology. Awesome Algorithms and Creative Coding is an essential introuduction to computer programming exploring computational thinking with simple step-by-step explanations.
Make it here: inciting creativity and innovation in your library, Matthew Hamilton and Dara Hanke Schmidt.
Provides a complete, step-by-step guide for starting a makerspace program at your library and follows through with instructions for operation and building on your success.
The Oxford companion to children's literature, Daniel Hahn.
The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature.
Super optical illusions: bamboozle your mind with optical illusions that jump out of the page!, Gianni A. Sarcone & Marie-Jo Waeber
Uses colour, angles and ambiguity to trick the eye, then serves up fascinating explanations of what you are seeing and why you see it.
Xtreme illusions. 2, Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber.
Watch out! This book will scramble your eyeballs and boggle your brain with Perplexing Puzzles, Impossible Illusions, Loopy Lines, and more dizzying delights! Sound like fun? Explore the mysteries that lie right inside our own minds (including the key scientific concepts of perspective and perception) and share the magic with your friends and family.
Noah's ark: from Genesis, chapters 6-9, adapted by Linda Falken.
The story of Noah's ark is illustrated with paintings and drawings in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featured artists include Gustave Courbet, Marc Chagall, John Henry Dearle, Lodewijk Tieling, Aurelio Luini, Giulio Bonasone, Jacob Bouttats, and Joseph Anton Koch. The book concludes with a note about each artwork.
Usborne look inside trains, written by Alex Frith ; illustrated by Colin King.
From traditional steam trains to super-fast bullet trains, this fact-filled information book allows children to look inside locomotives and find out how they work. Young readers can lift-the-flaps to discover fun facts and find out about the history of train travel.
The Dragon Stoorworm, retold by Theresa Breslin ; illustrated by Matthew Land.
Adaptation of the fabulous traditional Scottish folk tale of Mester Stoor Worm. Can Assipattle and Princess Gemdelovely save Scotland from the terrible Dragon Stoorworm?
The tale of Tam Linn, retold by by Lari Don ; illustrated by Philip Longson.
Adaptation of the dramatic traditional Scottish fairy tale. Brave Janet must rescue Tam Linn from the evil Fairy.
The Princess of the Springs: a story from Brazil, retold by Mary Finch ; illustrated by Martina Peluso.
The Princess of the Springs must stand up for herself and find her scattered family amongst the great giants of the world.
The selkie girl, retold by Janis Mackay ; illustrated by Ruchi Mhasane.
One day Fergus finds a seal skin by the sea, but he doesn't know that it belongs to a selkie.
Over the hills and far away: a treasury of nursery rhymes, collected by Elizabeth Hammill ; illustrated by more than 70 celebrated artists.
A collection of 150 rhymes from across the globe, illustrated by 77 world-renowned artists.
The book of languages: talk your way around the world, Mick Webb.
Did you know that there are nearly 7,000 languages spoken around the world? This book introduces you to a wide variety of different languages to start you off on your language-learning journey.
100 things to know about science, written by Alex Frith … et al. ; illustrated by Frederico Mariani & Jorge Martin.
Science is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. Highly illustrated, in a pictorial, 'infographics' style, with snippets of information about all aspects of science from particle physics to genes and DNA.
The murderous maths of everything, Kjartan Poskitt ; illustrated by Rob Davis.
Never dared before, Murderous Maths of Everything is one big book with all the answers to everything in maths. And it's in cool colour, too! Readers can join the cast of crazy characters on a tour of the Murderous Maths building to discover the darkest and deadliest mathematical secrets. Put an end to maths misery, once and for all.
Edible numbers, Jennifer Vogel Bass.
A colourful and delicious counting book featuring an array of familiar and unfamiliar fruits and vegetables.
Freaky peaks, Anita Ganeri ; illustrated by Mike Phillips.
Taking you on a thrilling mountain tour from Everest to Kilimanjaro, this book tells you about the intrepid explorers who conquered the world's highest mountains; explains how mountains are formed, and shows how a giant glacier carves out a path down a mountain.
Pacific Ocean, Louise and Richard Spilsbury.
This book introduces children to the Pacific Ocean, looking at climate, ports, and features of its geography. Different types of islands and the ocean floor are explored using key geography terms. Children are encouraged to use geographical skills to locate information by reading maps and interpreting simple keys.
Southern ocean, Louise and Richard Spilsbury.
This book introduces children to the Southern Ocean, looking at how it is different from the other oceans, its resources, and why people visit. The ocean floor is explored using key geography terms. Children are encouraged to use geographical skills to locate information by reading maps and interpreting simple keys.
Monster lakes, Anita Ganeri ; illustrated by Mike Phillips.
Takes readers along on a tour of some of the world's most fascinating lakes. This work lets them explore a volcanic crater lake meet scuba-diving spiders, and hunt monsters from the deep.
Stormy weather, Anita Ganeri ; illustrated by Mike Phillips.
Ever wondered where in the world tornadoes rip houses from the ground? Or frozen turtles fall from the sky? Get all the answers and more in this book, where the weather makes the rules.
Jurassic record breakers, Darren Naish.
Describes the dinosaurs of the Jurassic Period and their extreme characteristics, including examples of the fastest, heaviest, most fearsome, and smallest dinosaur, and dinosaurs with the longest neck, fastest tail, and smallest brain.
Velociraptor, Janet Riehecky.
Introduces young readers to Velociraptor, including physical characteristics, diet, habitat, and life cycle.
Bloomin' rainforests, Anita Ganeri ; illustrated by Mike Phillips.
Where in the world can you hide from vicious vampire bats?
Weird & wild animal facts, Jessica Loy.
There are plenty of books about unusual animals. This is a book about fourteen well-known animals - kangaroos, hippos, giraffes - who all have unusual characteristics. For instance, did you know that a kangaroo's kick can be deadly, that a giraffe can clean its own ears with its tongue, or that a hippo has teeth as long as a child's arm?
Sweet dreams, wild animals!: a story of sleep, Eileen R. Meyer ; illustrated by Laurie Caple.
Fourteen animals are featured in this delightful poem, including the cuddly koala, the hairy anteater, and the wise owl. Natural history notes explain how each animal sleeps. Illustrator Laurie Caple has captured these dozing animals in whimsical watercolours that will help any weary child fall to sleep with a smile.
Africa, Tim Harris.
Africa: often described as the "Dark continent", it is now, as the world changes in complexity, the continent with the most diversity to lose. An ideal report-writing resource, featured animals are discussed by habitat, routines, and region and data panels give specifics such as population, endangered status, habitat change, and more. Critical readers will learn the categories of threat and how conservation organisations work to preserve these endangered species.
Australia and South East Asia, Tim Harris.
Describes various animals in Australia and Southeast Asia that are endangered and at risk of becoming extinct. Data Sheet sidebars and maps accompany the text.
Kaore e arikarika nga oranga wai, na He Waka Korero nga korero ; na Polina Outkina nga pikitia.
The most amazing creature in the sea, Brenda Z. Guiberson ; illustrated by Gennady Spirin.
Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose their own favorite sea creatures.
Really? Ocean.
The ocean is the last great place to explore on our planet. Here are the latest and greatest animal facts about the ocean!
We dig worms!: a TOON book, Kevin McCloskey.
Young children (and a hungry bluebird) follow a talkative earthworm around. They learn fun facts about worms and their important role in our environment
Could an octopus climb a skyscraper? And other questions, Aleksei Bitskoff & Camilla de le Bedoyere.
A fun and informative introduction into the life of an Octopus. By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain animal facts.
Octopuses! Strange and wonderful, Laurence Pringle ; illustrated by Meryl Henderson.
An introduction to the characteristics and habits of the octopus.
Look out for bugs, Jen Prokopowicz.
Readers are encouraged to find the insects among the panoramic pages and then learn more in insect windows. Habitats include the arid desert, the backyard, the creek, the forest, the meadow, and the marsh.
Could a shark do gymnastics? And other questons, Aleksei Bitskoff & Camilla de le Bedoyere.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a shark went to your school? By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, what if a shark went to the dentist? He would be there a long time. A great white shark has nearly 240 teeth!
Frogs, Seymour Simon.
Details the life cycles of frogs and toads while introducing different species that can be found around the world.
Beautiful birds, Jean Roussen, Emmanuelle Walker.
In this stunningly illustrated introduction to the world's most beautiful birds, Jean Roussen and Emmanuelle Walker pay homage to an alphabet of birds in all their feathery fancies. From Warblers to Blue-tits and Kakapos to Owls, Roussen's playful, melodic poem is complemented beautifully by Walker's delicate illustrations.
Woodpecker wham!, April Pulley Sayre ; illustrated by Steve Jenkins.
Enter woodpecker world and get a bird's eye view of everyday life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature's home builders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woodpeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages perhaps some that live near you!
Trapped! A whale's rescue, Robert Burleigh ; paintings by Wendell Minor.
In the icy waters of the Pacific, a massive humpback whale unexpectedly finds herself tangled in a net abandoned by fishermen. When a rescue boat and a convoy of divers arrive to help the struggling humpback, a realistic and moving encounter bridges the human and aquatic worlds.
Could a whale swim to the moon? And other questions, Aleksei Bitskoff & Camilla de le Bedoyere.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a blue whale was your friend? What If A Blue Whale Could Swim To The Moon? provides a fun introduction into the life of a blue whale. By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features.
Mission: elephant rescue: all about elephants and how to save them, Ashlee Brown Blewett with National Geographic explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison.
Shares stories and facts that reveal the real-life survival challenges that have caused elephants to become endangered, and provides information about what kids can do to support conservation efforts.
Elephants are awesome!, Martha E.H. Rustad ; consultant, Jackie Gai.
Elephants use mud as sunscreen. What else do these animals do? Let's find out why elephants are awesome.
Mission: polar bear rescue. All about polar bears and how to save them, Nancy F. Castaldo and Karen de Seve with National Geographic explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison.
Shares stories and facts that reveal the real-life survival challenges that have caused polar bears to become endangered, and provides information about what kids can do to support conservation efforts.
Blood, bones and body bits, Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles.
This series looks at the nastier side of science. 'Blood, Bones and Body Bits' reveals the secrets of strange scientists, shows how to diagnose deadly diseases, explains what happens when a boil bursts, and other horrible aspects of the body.
Disgusting digestion, Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles.
Disgusting digestion is full of the stinkiest, smelliest, most gooey and revolting facts about the human digestive system. Readers can not only find out exactly what goes on inside their stomachs when they eat, but also which people used to eat their dead relatives, how food can painfully poison you, what mysterious minerals are found in school dinners and the sickening science of spew.
That's what you think! A mind-boggling guide to the brain, idea, concept, and photography by Jan Von Holleben ; texts by Michael Madeja and Katje Naie ; translation from German by Jen Metcalf ; adaptation for the US version by Jennifer Horan.
In this book, experts respond to 80 questions posed by children about the brain. Their answers explore how our brains develop, what they are made of, and how they work. They reveal astounding information and facts not only about the human brain, but also about the gray matter of earthworms, ants, and sperm whales.
Fabulous food, Jo Cleland.
This book gives you tips on what kinds of foods are good to eat and that keep you healthy.
Are you what you eat? A guide to what's on your plate and why!
Explains why your body is an amazingly complex machine and what foods you should eat to fuel it. If you've felt sleepy during school or wondered what a superfood is, this explains which foods and food groups boost your energy and keep you healthy. Take the quizzes, read the facts and answer the questions to find out which foods keep your brain in top gear.
Clean hands, dirty hands, Jo Cleland.
Shows kids how to keep clean as they sing along to "Row, row, row your boat".
Get moving, Jo Cleland.
Kids learn the importance of being active as they sing along to "Do you know the muffin man?".
Getting your zzzzs, Jo Cleland.
Kids can learn about sleep and healthy habits by singing a familiar tune and adding these new words.
Clean teeth, dirty teeth, Jo Cleland.
Introduces the importance of keeping teeth clean.
Rocketry: investigate the science and technology of rockets and ballistics, Carla Mooney ; illustrated by Caitlin Denham.
Traces the history of rocket development from early Chinese fire arrows to modern-day space shuttles, discussing the science behind rocket flight while outlining projects that use the forces of thrust, gravity, lift, and drag.
Trace the progress of modern technology from a machine or vehicle's early foundations to the present day.
From the first hot air balloons to military supercraft, trace the evolution of technology's hottest topic - man's never-ending quest to fly. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the jet engine and wing shapes and also explains what happens in a sonic boom and how thrust, gravity lift and weight are all crucial to flight to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.
From ancient Egyptian chariots to sleek modern supercars, trace the evolution of our never ending quest for speed. A host of famous vehicles throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make the car such an important part of human history.
Decorated horses, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent ; illustrated by Jeannie Brett.
Looks at horses and their history with human beings, examining how they have been used in hunting, warfare, performance, competition, ceremony, and celebration, with illustrations that showcase how people decorate them.
A chicken followed me home! questions and answers about a familiar fowl, Robin Page.
A nonfiction picture book exploration of chickens, and all the fascinating things about them — how they fly, what they eat, what the different breeds are, and more.
Kids top 10 pet birds, Wendy Mead.
Discusses the best ten birds for kids to keep as pets and includes each species' appearance, general behaviour, and special needs.
Kids top 10 pet dogs, Ann Graham Gaines.
Discusses the best ten dog breeds for kids to keep as pets and includes each breed's appearance, general behaviour, and special needs.
Kids top 10 pet cats, Dana Meachen Rau.
Discusses the best ten cat breeds for kids to keep as pets and includes each breed's appearance, general behaviour, and special needs.
Kids top 10 small mammal pets, Ann Graham Gaines.
Discusses the best ten small mammals for kids to keep as pets and includes each species' appearance, general behaviour, diet, and special needs.
Kids top 10 pet reptiles and amphibians, Ann Graham Gaines.
Discusses the best ten reptiles and amphibians for kids to keep as pets and includes each species' appearance, general behaviour, diet, and special needs.
Weird but true! Food: 300 bite-size facts about incredible edibles!
A latest addition to the crazy popular Weird but True series serves up tons more zany fun, focused totally on the subject of food! Step up to the plate to get 100 percent new content, with 300 more of the amazing facts plus photos that kids just can't get enough of.
Sweet tooth!: no-bake desserts to make and devour, Jen Besel.
Step-by-step instructions teach readers how to make no-bake desserts, including parfaits, frozen treats, and more.
We love to sew: gifts: fun stuff for kids to stitch and share: 23 projects, Annabel Wrigley.
Shows how to make birthday presents or anytime presents for your family and friends such as a tie for your dad, a scarf for your mom, a pet bed for your puppy, cute bags, ribbons, and even garlands!
LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes, written by Daniel Lipkowitz.
The complete Star Wars saga retold in Lego bricks. Relive the amazing Star Wars adventure in miniature form with this humorous retelling of the LEGO Star Wars complete saga.
13 art techniques children should know, Angela Wenzel ; translation, Cynthia Hall.
Introduces children to thirteen important artistic techniques via specific works of art. Includes timeline, glossary, and quiz questions.
Learn to draw cats & kittens: step-by-step instructions for more than 25 favourite feline friends, illustrated by Robbin Cuddy.
The book opens with brief information for getting started and the most popular breeds, the tools and materials needed, and some sample drawing exercises to warm up. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a square, a circle, or a triangle, and progresses to a finished coloured piece of artwork, making it easy for children to follow along.
Learn to draw forest animals: step-by-step instructions for more than 25 woodland creatures, illustrated by Robbin Cuddy.
Perfect for young artists-in-training, Learn to Draw Forest Animals offers a comprehensive drawing experience than includes step-by-step lessons, as well as full-colour photographs, fun facts, trivia, quizzes and much more. Children will enjoy the 64 pages of drawing instruction for a variety of wild animals, including a grizzly bear, a wolf, a red fox, and an antelope.
Learn to draw safari animals: step-by-step instructions for more than 25 exotic animals, illustrated by Robin Cuddy.
The book opens with brief information for getting started, the tools and materials needed, and some sample drawing exercises to warm up. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a square, a circle, or a triangle, and progresses to a finished coloured piece of artwork, making it easy for children to follow along. Along the way, engaging text describes interesting facts about each featured animal.
Mason jar crafts for kids: more than 25 cool, crafty projects to make for your friends, your family, and yourself!, Linda Z. Braden.
Accompanied by photo tutorials and helpful step-by-step instructions, these projects are kid-friendly and offer a variety of options for both beginning and more advanced DIY fans. Be inspired and discover the endless possibilities with the world's most famous jar!
Craft camp: over 40 fun projects for kids.
When school's out, it's time for camp craft camp! Kids (and their parents) will love these 40 projects that include simple beading, sewing, felting, bookmaking, and so much more. Create colourful pinatas, eco-friendly mobiles, and up-cycled hats and T-shirts. Boys and girls from 6 to 12 will all find something fun to do. Helpful photographs and how-to illustrations explain the techniques in an easy-to-follow way.
Ice princess crafts: 35 quick & easy ideas for capes, crowns, wands, & more, Colleen Dorsey.
Shows aspiring snow queens and snowmen how to make their own wintry capes, crowns, wands, and more. This title helps girls and boys alike to sew, braid, paint, glue, and bedazzle real-world versions of their favourite sub-zero fantasy. It also includes a look at the many variations that the icy princess theme has taken throughout popular history.
DIY bedroom decor: 50 awesome ideas for your room, Tana Smith.
Offers step-by-step, illustrated instructions for fifty imaginative projects for personalizing bedrooms, including a framed fabric bulletin board, an antler jewelry holder, sunburst mirror, a ruffle lampshade, and a ribbon chandelier.
Hurry up and wait, Maira Kalman, Daniel Handler ; series editor, Sarah Hermanson Meister.
Hurry Up and Wait is the second volume in a new series of collaborations between renowned artist and bestselling author Maira Kalman, New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This time a whimsical collection of images captures people in motion or not. In snapshots by some of the world's most celebrated photographers, some people stride forth, dash across streets, race on bicycles, and jump over puddles, while others form snaking lines, daydream on park benches, and linger on sidewalks with friends.
The ultimate guide to music, Joe Fullman.
This is a fascinating introduction to music and the orchestra for children. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the subject, presented in a novel format a book with a free downloadable app that allows you to interact with the orchestra and listen to Britten's music, performed by The Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder.
Frogs play cellos: and other fun facts, Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot ; illustrated by Pete Oswald and Aaron Spurgeon.
Rock out with this book of fun facts about xylophones, cymbals, concerts, and more!
Star Wars: what makes a monster?, written by Adam Bray.
Meet some of the most fearsome monsters in the Star Wars galaxy. Discover brutal beasts that fight in dusty arenas and find out how Luke Skywalker escaped from a vicious wampa. Come face-to-face with the scary hunters who live in the seas of Naboo, and meet the strange creatures that survive in outer space.
Jurassic World: where dinosaurs come to life, Caroline Rowlands.
The official Augmented Reality book to accompany the highly anticipated Jurassic World, the next installment of the $2 billion film series, Jurassic Park. Including five breathtaking Augmented Reality sequences featuring life-size dinosaurs and a brand-new dual user mode, this book is perfect for every Jurassic World and dinosaur fan.
The ultimate Disney party book, written by Jessica Ward with Cynthia Littlefield ; photography by Clare Barboza ; food styling by Julie Hopper.
Whether it's a birthday party, baby shower, celebration of a milestone, or barbeque, this book will make it a very special event. The book is divided into eight chapters based on Disney themes, including Aladdin, Disney Princesses, Toy Story, Mickey and Minnie, Monsters, Inc., Wreck-it Ralph, Planes, and Captain Hook.
Where are you party Pip? Can you find Pip in the crowd?, illustrated by Karen Bendy.
Balloons, streamers and dressing up Pip is ready to celebrate! Each brilliant bash is crammed with copy-kitties, but there's only one Pip hiding on every page. Can you pick out Pip?
The Usborne very big maze book, written by Kirsteen Robson and Phil Clarke ; designed and illustrated by Ruth Russell, Nayera Everall and Candice Whatmore.
A massive book of over 100 thrilling maze puzzles for young readers to solve, sure to keep them engrossed for hours. Each colourful maze provides a different adventure, from treasure islands and runaway rollercoasters to jumbled jellyfish.
Where's the pair? A spotting book, Britta Teckentrup.
Invites readers to browse patterned artwork spreads featuring animals and accompanied by rhyming text riddles to spot hidden pairs.
Cool jump-rope tricks you can do, David Fisher.
94 cool jump-rope tricks starting with easy activities to get six-year-olds started and goes all the way up to show-off tricks you won't believe your twelve-year-olds can do. Each trick is presented with step-by-step photographs with simple, clear instructions your kids can use to master them. And the wide format lays open so they can review each trick, just before they start jumping.
Field & Stream's guide to camping, T. Edward Nickens and the editors of Field & Stream.
Camping is one activity that's much more fun when one has the right skills and know-how for the outdoors.
Field & stream's guide to fishing, T. Edward Nickens and the editors of Field & Stream.
Whether readers are proficient fishermen or just like to spend time at the end of a dock with a rod, they'll learn something on every page of this user-friendly handbook. Each section is broken down into easy-to-follow segments, steps, or labeled illustrations.
Something sure smells around here: limericks, Brian P. Cleary ; illustrations by Andy Rowland.
What do you get when you combine a poem and a joke? A limerick. These five-line rhyming poems are funny, silly, and sly. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how limericks work and shows how these little poems can trigger big laughs.
Beastly verse, illustrated by JooHee Yoon.
This is an anthology of 16 animal poems for children, illustrated by the graphic artist JooHee Yoon. The authors range from Lewis Carroll to D. H. Lawrence to Anonymous.
Just joking. Animal riddles: hilarious riddles, jokes and more all about animals!, J. Patrick Lewis.
Presents a treasury of animal-themed jokes and riddles.
Drum dream girl: how one girl's courage changed music, poem by Margarita Engle ; illustrations by Rafael Lopez.
Follows a young Cuban girl in the 1930s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there's never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.
Bigfoot is missing!, J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt ; illustrated by MinaLima.
A poetry collection about cryptozoological creatures (the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, etc.) from around the world, written so as to allow the design of the book to disguise the fact that the collection is poetry.
Should you be a river: a poem about love, Ed Young.
A personally inspired poem that celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love.
The owl and the pussycat and the turtles of fun, Matt Black & Pip Hall (with Edward Lear).
Quirkily illustrated to match the humour in the poems, this new edition of Lear's most famous nonsense poem is supplemented with two new poems a prequel and a sequel exploring what might have led up to, and resulted from, the famous voyage in the pea green boat.
New and collected poems for children, Carol Ann Duffy ; illustrated by Alice Stevenson.
This stellar edition of her poems brings together work from her four award-winning collections for children, and sprinkles in a generous helping of new poems to match. Among the enchanting voices to be heard are those of the Loch Ness Monster's husband, the oldest girl in the world and a herd of cows on a shopping trip to Manchester.
Poems from the Second World War, selected by Gaby Morgan.
Poems from the Second World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWII from different standpoints.
First flight around the world: the adventures of the American fliers who won the race, Tim Grove.
An account of the 1924 race between six nations to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by airplane describes the efforts of the U.S. team as they struggled to overcome limited technology, dangerous weather, and unfamiliar cultures.
Around the world: a colourful atlas for kids, illustrated by Christopher Corr ; written by Anita Ganeri.
An illustrated introduction to the countries of the world and the seven continents. Imagery picks out a country's unique essence.
Untamed: the wild life of Jane Goodall, Anita Silvey ; foreword by Jane Goodall.
This biography for children traces Goodall's life, and each chapter also focuses on two or more the chimpanzees that she observed, with information in sidebars about these particular animals. Along with biographical details, the book explores the ethical issues that surround Goodall's work and show what has changed in our understanding of Great Apes in terms of language, speech, tool use, and DNA.
Earmuffs for everyone! How Chester Greenwood became known as the inventor of earmuffs, Meghan McCarthy.
This picture book biography of Chester Greenwood explores the invention of the earmuffs and the patenting process.
Hitler's last days: the death of the Nazi regime and the world's most notorious dictator, Bill O'Reilly.
By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. Hitler's Last Days is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Patton, this book will have young readers and grown-ups too hooked on history.
Explore the cosmos like Neil DeGrasse Tyson: a space science journey, C.A.P. Saucier.
Catch the thrill of the cosmos and space science through the life of Neil deGrasse Tyson. The author interweaves up-to-date information about the universe and the science of astrophysics with a biographical portrait of the famous astrophysicist. Quotes from Tyson appear throughout each chapter, personalizing the science. Illustrated with striking images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the story of one man's successful life in space science may inspire kids to follow a similar path. As Tyson makes clear, there is still much to do for future space scientists: diverting asteroids, unraveling the mystery of dark matter, finding life elsewhere in the universe, and more!
Ancient Egypt in 30 seconds, Cath Sneker ; illustrated by Melvyn Evans ; consultant, Dr. Jacquelyn Williamson.
In this book 30 awesome topics for pharaoh fanatics explained in half a minute. Meet the charismatic Ancient Egyptians in this informative title for history buffs aged 8-12. Covering more than just mummies and pyramids, this book introduces life by the Nile, including the jobs people had, the clothes they wore, the toys they played with, and the religion they followed.
Frightful First World War, Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown.
Helps readers discover all the foul facts about the first world war, including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets.
Roly, the ANZAC donkey, written by Glyn Harper ; illustrated by Jenny Cooper.
Hello. My name is Roly. I'm a donkey. Let me tell you about the time during the First World War when I worked at a place called Gallipoli. I met a man there from New Zealand who was very special. He and I worked as a team to help rescue soldiers who had been hurt in battle.
The story of the Second World War for children: 1939-1945, Peter Chrisp.
The Story of the Second World War for Children shows the impact of the war on the lives of the people who lived through it, from children evacuated to the countryside, to bombed-out cities and civilians working in munitions' factories, and the soldiers fighting on land, sea and air. The book also looks at how the war led to major advances in technology, medicine and weaponry.
Woeful Second World War, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Cruel kings and mean queens, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Kate Sheppard.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about Cruel Kings and Mean Queens, including which king died after falling off the toilet, why people thought King John was a werewolf and why Queen Anne's feet were covered in garlic. With a bold look these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Smashing Saxons, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Discover all the foul facts about the Smashing Saxons, including who got cow pats as Christmas presents, why wearing a pig on your head is lucky and how to make a dead Saxon happy. With a bold, accessible new look and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Stormin' Normans, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Stormin' Normans, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly and which pirate hung up his eye-patch. With a bold, accessible new look and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
London, Terry Deary ; illustrated by Martin Brown.
'London' dishes the dirt on life in the capital the lies, the legends and all the lousy details, from the rotten Roman rulers to the plague-ridden peasants.
Usborne look inside London, illustrated by Peter Allen ; written by Jonathan Melmoth.
Take a trip to London with this neat, lift-the-flap information book which explores the UK capital's most famous sites, including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London. With lots of things to spot and talk about, including iconic red telephone boxes, red double-decker buses and black cabs.
The walking tree, Jill MacGregor.
Florence lives on a small island called Nguna and she describes the many uses of the pandanus tree in daily life in Vanuatu.
Billy's weekend, Jill MacGregor.
Billy, who lives on the island of Ovalau in Fiji, describes some of the things he does on the weekend. Includes some Fijian words.
Toakase's tapa, Jill MacGregor.
Toakase's mother helps her make a special tapa cloth for her brother who is moving to Auckland.
Siva Afi, Jill MacGregor.
Faranisi describes how he performs the traditional Ailao or Siva Afi fire knife dance and how he trains to compete in the International Siva Afi Competition. Includes some Samoan words and a glossary.
Anun tonghwa morunun iyagi, Kim Nam gyu kul ; Min A won kurim.

Older Fiction

Stormbound, Jennifer Lynn Alvarez.
Star has moved his herd of refugee pegasi to the coast to escape the Mountain Herd and the bitter memories of the past, and as head stallion it is up to him to protect and lead them but the freezing storms of winter are coming, old enemies are seeking revenge, and an ancient adversary has awoken from sleep.
Atlantis in peril, T.A. Barron.
Promi and Atlanta continue the fight against the evil spirits and their mortal counterparts on the island of Atlantis.
Ruby on the outside, Nora Raleigh Baskin.
Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes has a real best friend for the first time ever, but agonizes over whether or not to tell her a secret she has never shared with anyone — that her mother has been in prison since Ruby was five — and over whether to express her anger to her mother.
Book Scavenger, Jennifer Chambliss Bertman with illustrations by Sarah Watts.
Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily's hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends.
Goblins in the castle, Bruce Coville ; illustrated by Katherine Coville.
When William's new friend, Igor, accidentally releases a horde of goblins, the two must journey to Goblin Land to undo the damage.
Goblins on the prowl, Bruce Coville.
When an accidental spell brings a mysterious stone toad to life, and it hops away with her human friend William between its jaws, Fauna must use her magic and her wits to save him, embarking on a journey through dangerous lands filled with fearsome giants, talking bears, and packs of rogue goblins.
Alexander's army, Chris D'Lacey.
Michael Malone is assigned to investigate a local comic shop by the mysterious UNICORNE agency because they are displaying a comic book with a disturbingly familiar heroine — but he soon realises that the sinister shop hides an invisible army come to life, with a menacing maniac at its head, and worse he does not know if he can trust his fellow agents.
Eternity's wheel: an Interworld novel, story by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves, and Mallory Reaves ; written by Michael Reaves and Mallory Reaves.
It has been two years since Joseph Harker first Walked between dimensions, met the alternate forms of himself, and formed a team to protect the Altiverse in the struggle between the vicious forces of magic and science and now, injured, he has returned to his own dimension, bringing danger with him.
Soon, Morris Gleitzman.
I hoped the Nazis would be defeated. And they were. I hoped the war would be over. And it was. I hoped we would be safe. But we aren't. Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still struggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.
Lost in the sun, Lisa Graff.
As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on.
The forget-me-not summer, Leila Howland ; illustrations by Ji-Hyuk Kim.
When their parents, a screenwriter and a film editor, go off on summer projects, Marigold, twelve, Zinnia, eleven, and Lily, five, must visit their Great Aunt Sunny in Cape Cod, where they learn much about themselves and each other and grow closer than ever.
A forest divided, Erin Hunter.
The spirit-cats have spoken: to survive, the cats from the mountains must grow and spread like the Blazing Star. Clear Sky believes the only way to grow is to band together again, but few cats are willing to ally with him. While Tall Shadow plans to establish a new camp in the pine forest, River Ripple is content by the water, and Wind Runner has made her own home on the moor. The time has now come for all cats to decide where they will live and where their allegiances truly lie.
Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer, Kelly Jones ; illustrated by Katie Kath.
Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family's move to her Great Uncle Jim's farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbours and friends.
Nooks & crannies, Jessica Lawson ; illustrated by Natalie Andrewson.
Eleven-year-old Tabitha Crum, whose parents were just about to abandon her, is invited to the country estate of a wealthy countess along with five other children and told that one of them will become her heir.
A handful of stars, Cynthia Lord.
When her blind dog slips his collar, twelve-year old Lily meets Salma Santiago, a young Hispanic girl whose migrant family are in Maine for the blueberry-picking season, and, based partly on their mutual love of dogs, the two forge a friendship while painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather but as the Blueberry Queen pageant approaches Lily and Selma are confronted with some of the hard truths of prejudice and migrant life.
The orphan army, Jonathan Maberry.
In the future, bug-like aliens are taking over Earth and young Milo Silk learns through dreams and strange encounters that there are other, ancient monsters on the planet that are also threatened by the aliens, and that he may be the hero destined to lead his friends in saving the universe.
The year we sailed the sun, Theresa Nelson.
In St. Louis, Missouri, in 1911, orphaned eleven-year-old Julia Delaney rails against countless disappointments and the nun's strict rules at the House of Mercy, especially after her sister Mary turns fourteen and must leave, but she, her family, and best friend get tangled up with a gangster and a decade-old mystery.
The insider, Ridley Pearson.
Deception and betrayal rock the Kingdom Keepers as the merciless group of Disney villains known as the Overtakers stage an unexpected comeback. But a discovery by the Keepers provides them with one hope of victory a lost icon.
Tales from a not-so-dorky drama queen, Rachel Renee Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell.
Nikki's diary is up to the month of April, and springtime is sure to bring more wacky adventures with Nikki and her friends Chloe, Zoey, and Brandon!
The unmapped sea, Maryrose Wood ; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.
Determined to break the wolfish curse that is threatening her charges and their unborn baby sibling, Miss Penelope Lumley takes a seaside holiday in the hope of gaining answers from an aging mariner.

Picture Books

My dad's the best!, Nicholas Allan.
Offers a look at what makes each dad different, and why dads are the very best. This book features a dad who can't sing like a pop star or cook like a chef but, he can help with tricky homework, tell amazing bedtime stories and give the best piggybacks. It provides insight into the special relationship between father and child.
Ten pigs: an epic bath adventure, story and pictures by Derek Anderson.
One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in private, but he is soon joined by another pig, then another, until there are ten pigs and number one has to come up with a plan so that he can actually enjoy his bath.
Betty goes bananas in her pyjamas, Steve Antony.
Meet Betty, a baby gorilla. When it's time for Betty to go to bed she will do almost anything to stay up! Families everywhere will laugh out loud at Betty's brilliantly observed bedtime tantrums in this hilarious picture book.
Counting crows, Kathi Appelt ; illustrated by Rob Dunlavey.
The reader is invited to count hungry crows as they hunt for savory snacks.
Where's the elephant?, Barroux.
Where's the elephant? Where's the parrot? Where's the snake? and where are the trees? What starts as a game of jungle hide-and-seek quickly turns into something more significant. The narrative works on two levels, giving parents the opportunity to discuss deforestation.
My bike, illustrated by Byron Barton.
Tom tells all about his bicycle, his ride to work past trucks, cars, and even elephants, and his work as a circus performer.
I yam a donkey, story, pictures, and bad grammar by Cece Bell.
Confusion abounds when a poorly spoken donkey says to a grammarian yam, "I Yam a Donkey!"
Captain Jack and the pirates, Peter Bently & Helen Oxenbury.
When brave mariners Jack, Zack and Caspar build a galleon then set off on an imaginary adventure at sea, they face pirates, a storm, and a shipwreck.
The white book, Silvia Borando, Lorenzo Clerici and Elisabetta Pica.
A stylish and fresh wordless picture book, this original story about imaginative play brims with visual humour, bold colours, and a parade of cheeky animals! A little boy stands in front of the whitest of white walls. He readies his brush and begins to paint. First off, a coat of pink but wait, what's that? The painted wall reveals six birdies, perched on a branch! Then he tries the blue paint and yes! It's happened again! Fourteen little fish emerge, swimming in the blue. Yellow, grey, green and purple there's lots of surprise in store for our little painter.
Feet go to sleep, Barbara Bottner ; illustrated by Maggie Smith.
A child looks back on the day and drifts off to sleep, one body part at a time.
Messy Jesse, Paula Bowles.
Jesse the dog is good at making all kinds of things. But he is especially good at making messes! One day, he makes a mess so big that he gets lost in it. His friends try to find him, but they get lost, too! How will they ever find their way out? A perfect title for kids who need encouragement to keep their rooms and desks organised!
Cinderella's sister and the Big Bad Wolf, Lorraine Carey.
So, you think you know the story of Cinderella? Well, you'd better think again because in this hilarious laugh-out loud tale, nothing is what it seems. Did you know that Cinderella wasn't actually very nice? And that there were three ugly sisters? And that the youngest sister, Gertie, was absolutely the nicest person you could ever hope to meet? Surprising, isn't it? Come and make friends with Gertie, and find out if she will ever get to the ball and, watch out, you might just meet a few favourite fairy-tale characters along the way, too.
The very hungry caterpillar's abc, Eric Carle.
Helps you to learn your abc. This book explores the animal alphabets. It features distinctive artwork and lots of favourite animals, big and small.
Rory the dinosaur: me and my dad, Liz Climo.
Rory lives with his father on an island and one day, when his father needs some quiet time, Rory decides to go on an adventure by himself for the first time, unaware that his father's following behind to help.
There's a bear on my chair, Ross Collins.
Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and that chair just isn't big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move the pesky Bear but nothing works and poor Mouse gives up. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what's that? Is that a Mouse in Bear's house?
My brother has asthma, Carolyn Collis.
Using bears, tells the story of what it is like to have asthma. Includes some triggers of asthma such as exercise and cold.
I want my daddy!, Tracey Corderoy ; illustrated by Alison Edgson.
Arthur needs help building a castle and seeks out his daddy.
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam. The cat burglar, Tracey Corderoy ; illustrated by Steven Lenton.
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have swapped a life of crime for baking cakes in their cafe. But now there's a new robber in town the infamous Kitty-le-Claw! When there's a midnight robbery at the bank, can the two baker dogs save the day?
Buzzy Bee's food shapes, Joy Cowley ; illustrated by Richard Hoit.
Oscar the Ostrich doesn't know his shapes. Buzzy Bee and Mary Lou try to help by giving Oscar a square sandwich for lunch. Can you help Oscar too?
Grandad's island, Benji Davies.
A beautifully realised, delicately handled story about a little boy coming to terms with the loss of his much-loved grandfather.
One little bunny, illustrated by Emma Dodd.
Colourful, collectable board books, specially designed to share with babies.
One Ted falls out of bed, Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Anna Currey.
When Ted falls out of bed, three tearaway mice whisk him off on a breathtaking adventure. They zoom around in fast cars, go on a balloon ride and climb a building-block mountain. It's all very exciting, but will Ted ever get back to his bed?
What the jackdaw saw, written by deaf children with Julia Donaldson ; iIllustrated by Nick Sharratt.
Poor jackdaw is about to fly into trouble - will he learn to read the animals' signs in time?
Milo's dog says moo!, Catalina Echeverri.
It's Milo's birthday, and guess what? He's allowed his very own dog! But the 'dog' Milo chooses is much larger than a dog should be. He also doesn't like bones, or chasing cats and get this - he doesn't bark, instead, he says Moo! Warm-hearted and original, Milo's Dog Says Moo! is proof that it's what's on the inside that counts.
Henry's stars, David Elliot.
Henry the pig is excited to spot the Great Pig in the sky one starry night, but when he shows the other farm animals, he gets frustrated because they each see something different.
Tommy can't stop!, Tim Federle ; pictures by Mark Fearing.
Tommy's worn out his parents and sister with his bouncing, clomping, and leaping, but when they convince him to try tap dancing, he finds it the perfect outlet for his energy.
Peekaboo, Giuliano Ferri.
Animals play peekaboo in a book that encourages young readers to lift the animals' paws, wings, and hooves to reveal their faces.
The new kid, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick.
Ellie's not like the other children on her street. She hides inside her grey coat and the children tease her. But with her powerful imagination and talent for making up games, and Ellie soon shows everyone what a wonderful friend she can be.
Bums & tums: a lift-the-flap book of animals, illustrated by Mandy Foot.
Who has an orange bellybutton and hangs from a tree? Who's big all over, but especially on their ears? Who lives in Africa and has stripes on their knees? Make a guess from the clue and the close-up picture, then lift the flap to see if you are right!
Possum magic. Actions, Mem Fox, Julie Vivas.
Now even the youngest readers can get to know some of the adorable Australian animals in Possum Magic. Children and parents will love this variation on a timeless favourite.
By Mouse & Frog, Deborah Freedman.
Mouse has one idea about what a book should be and how to tell a story. Frog has another. What happens when these two very different friends try to create a book together?
Chesney runs into trouble, Kes Gray &Mary McQuillan.
Chesney the Cheetah has entered the Champion of Champions Cheetah Chase Race. But he trains so super duper hard and runs so super duper fast that his spots can't keep up and all fall off! Don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better.
Momo goes flying, Kes Gray & Mary McQuillan.
Momo the Monkey loves playing high in the trees throwing mangos onto the animals below. But when someone has enough of his tricks and decides to teach Momo a lesson he soon goes tumbling to the ground! Don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better.
Nurse Nibbles and her get well friends, Kes Gray & Mary Mcquillan.
Oh dear! Hamish the Hamster got his whiskers caught up in his wheel. Dipak the Dalmatian's spots came out in stripes. Paul the Python's tail is is a knot and Connie the Crocodile broke her tooth biting a rhino's bottom! But don't worry, with a bit of tender loving care from Nurse Nibbles, they'll soon feel better.
Space dog, Mini Grey.
Space Dog's lonely mission is nearly over, and it's nearly time for him to go home. But one perilous rescue attempt later, and he finds himself with an Astro cat aboard his ship and everyone knows Space dogs and Astro cats are sworn enemies - aren't they? Then they encounter a Moustronaut in peril.
Big fat cows, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.
Big cows here. Fat cows there. Big fat cows are everywhere! The hilarious story from Andy and Terry's popular book The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow! is now available as a board book.
Brave Dave, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.
Meet Dave. He is brave. Really, really, really brave - well, until the night. The hilarious story from Andy and Terry's popular book The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow! is now available as a board book.
Drive: a look at roadside opposites, Kellen Hatanaka.
Take a road trip into a big wide world, and a small narrow one too!
Work: an occupational ABC, Kellen Hatanaka.
Introduces the alphabet with artwork that depicts a range of careers, from aviator to zookeeper.
The boat race ; and Little Bear's dragon, Jane Hissey.
In The Boat Race, the toys build their own boats and have a race along the stream. But things don't go to plan when Little Bear's boat gets caught by a gust of wind. In Little Bear's Dragon the toys come across a fearsome dragon sleeping in the playroom, but why is it wearing Little Bear's trousers?
Where, oh where is Rosie's chick?, Pat Hutchins.
Rosie has lost her baby chick. She looks under the hen house. She looks behind the wheelbarrow. But little baby chick isn't there. But watch out Rosie there's someone following you, and it's not just your baby chick!
Where's my home?, Emma Jennings, Natalie Munday, and Sally Poulson.
Animals provide clues about where they live and young readers discover what the animal is by using a pull tab.
Who am I?, Emma Jennings, Natalie Munday, and Sally Poulson.
I am red with lots of spots. Who am I? You'll love to share this peekaboo animal matching book with your child, reading the clues together and looking at the bright and bold animal patterns to work out just who each creature is.
Who says "roar"?, Emma Jennings, Natalie Munday, and Sally Poulson.
Animals provide clues about what sounds they make and young readers discover what the animal is by using a pull tab.
Who's my mom?, Emma Jennings, Natalie Munda,y and Sally Poulson.
She is from a cold place. Who's my mom? You'll love sharing this peekaboo book with your child, reading the clues together and looking at the pictures of different baby animals and where they live to work out who is their mom. Discover if the answer is right by pulling the big tabs, and watching as the pages slide and change to reveal photographs of each mom underneath.
Daddy's sandwich, written by Pip Jones ; illustrated by Laura Hughes.
Daddy, would you like a sandwich, with all your favourite things? Join one little girl on her quest to make her father the perfect sandwich, whether he likes it or not. You're in for a wicked surprise!
Good morning to me!, Lita Judge.
A picture book about a parrot named Beatrix, who is very awake, very excited to see her friends, and has a very hard time using her 'inside voice'.
Superhero dad, Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Joe Berger.
Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime.
The song of Delphine, Kenneth Kraegel.
A lonely servant girl with no family works in the palace of Queen Theodora, where she is tormented by a spoiled princess and finds comfort by singing and making unexpected friends with giraffes who visit her window.
Bright sky, starry city, Uma Krishnaswami ; pictures by Aimee Sicuro.
Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It's a special night — Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights? An illustrated afterword includes information about the solar system, planetary conjunctions and rings, moons, telescopes and light pollution.
Just Itzy, Lana Krumwiede ; illustrated by Greg Pizzoli.
Tired of being called "Itzy Bitzy," Itzy tries to catch his own lunch on the first day of spindergarten to prove he is a big spider, but a girl sitting on a tuffet, a dangerous waterspout, and other nursery rhyme characters get in his way.
The Tweedles go electric, Monica Kulling ; pictures by Marie Lafrance.
Feeling less than enthusiastic when her eccentric family buys an electric car, avid reader Frances endures taunts by owners of gas-fueled vehicles before driving an injured neighbour to the hospital, an adventure that changes her mind about automobile travel.
The Tweedles go online, Monica Kulling ; pictures by Marie Lafrance.
When their neighbours the Hamms announce that they've "gone online" by buying a telephone, Mama excitedly follows suit. But will the lure of the telephone be too much of a distraction for this sweetly old-fashioned family? Once the phone is installed in the family's home, they can hardly believe the noise it makes! But Frances takes a shine to the telephone immediately, and her enthusiasm for the new device threatens to keep the whole family up at night.
Anzac Ted, Belinda Landsberry.
Anzac Ted is the powerful, poignant story of a little boy's teddy bear that was passed down to him from his grandfather. For Anzac Ted went to war, keeping soldiers company and giving them comfort. Whilst he never won a medal and now, doesn't even attract a single vote at classroom toy shows, if only everyone looked a little deeper 'They'd see a hero, plain as day, who sits upon my bed. A hero, who saved me and you. His name … is Anzac Ted.'
Policeman Small, Lois Lenski.
Describes the many daily duties of a corner traffic cop.
Max's bear, Barbro Lindgren & Eva Eriksson.
Max loves his teddy bear, but Dog has to come to the rescue when the bear falls in the potty.
The fairytale hairdresser and the little mermaid, Abie Longstaff & Lauren Beard.
The little mermaid is all in a lather — the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voice! The Fairytale Hairdresser will need all her hairdressing (and matchmaking) skills to tackle this terrible tangle and guarantee a happy ever after.
I will never get a star on Mrs. Benson's blackboard, Jennifer K. Mann.
In a world where the neatniks and rule-followers get stars by their names on the blackboard, what's an inveterate doodler and daydreamer like Rose to do? Fortunately, Mrs. Benson isn't as autocratic and uncompromising as she seems: she gives Rose a much-needed pass on desk inspection day, and sees star-worthy creativity in an enormous thank-you card that Rose makes for a visiting painter.
Just fishing with Grandma, Gina and Mercer Mayer.
Little Critter and his grandma have a day of adventure when they go fishing.
Lara of Newtown, Chris McKimmie.
A funny and heart-warming story about a cat finding a home from a uniquely talented and multi-award-winning author.
The Cloudspotter, Tom McLaughlin.
The Cloudspotter doesn't have many friends. He spends his time, all by himself, spotting not just clouds but adventures in the sky. This way, he doesn't feel so alone. Then, one day, an unexpected visitor appears in his adventures and it throws everything up in the air. Could it be that two cloudspotters are better than one?
All afloat on Noah's boat!, Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees.
A vibrant, rhyming romp aboard Noah's Ark! Noah's Ark is busy and noisy, and it's not long before the animals begin to get grouchy. Clever old Noah hatches a plan for an incredible creature cabaret to get the Ark swinging again. But what amazing act will appear for the finale?
Archie loves skipping, Domenica More Gordon.
Archie loves skipping. Skip Skip Skip. There is nothing better in the world. Jump Jump Jump. And sharing his passion with dog-chum Bella will surely be a lot of fun; what could possibly go wrong? Perfect for dog fans everywhere!
Splosh for the billabong, Ros Moriarty ; illustrated by Balarinji.
A lyrical book which revels in all things swirly and squelchy, and explores northern Australian animals and landscapes as well as indigenous art.
Summer rain, Ros Moriarty ; illustrated by Balarinji.
First the land wakes in morning light. Turtles crawl and lizards creep. But then rain splatters on dusty ground and everything comes alive! A joyous serenade of northern Australian animals and landscapes in the rainy season.
If you plant a seed, words and paintings by Kadir Nelson.
While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.
Heather has two mommies, Leslea Newman ; illustrated by Laura Cornell.
Heather's favourite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time she and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, and not one drawing is the same. It doesn't matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because "the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another".
Baby party, Rebecca O'Connell ; illustrated by Susie Poole.
A baby party introduces toddlers to basic shapes.
Where are my books?, Debbie Ridpath Ohi.
Spencer loves books and reads one every night, sometimes aloud, then puts the book back in its place, but one morning his favourite book is missing, and the next day another, each replaced by a different object.
My cousin Momo, Zachariah OHora.
When Momo the flying squirrel arrives for a much-anticipated visit with his cousins, they think Momo is no fun until they try doing things his way.
This is Sadie, Sara O'Leary with illustrations by Julie Morstad.
Sadie is a small girl with a big imagination. She likes to make and do and be lots of different things.
Under a pig tree: a history of the noble fruit, written by Margie Palatini ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink.
Using sticky notes, an author tries to convince her publisher that her book is about figs, not pigs, but the wording, illustrations, and even recipes present pigs as growing on trees, and tasty with orange and ginger sauce.
Bye-bye, grumpy fly, Ruth Paul.
Meet the Dullards, Sara Pennypacker ; illustrated by Daniel Salmieri.
Mr. and Mrs. Dullard move their family to a boring town to avoid any excitment in their lives.
I don't want to be a frog, written by Dev Petty ; illustrated by Mike Boldt.
A frog who yearns to be any animal that's cute and warm discovers that being wet, slimy, and full of bugs has its advantages.
Templeton gets his wish, Greg Pizzoli.
Templeton the cat makes a wish for his family to disappear, but quickly learns that being alone isn't as great as he had thought it would be.
Aiiii, Mama!, na Cheryl Potaka ; na Nicky Boo nga pikitia.
Wiki hates getting up on winter mornings, pretending he is a bear hibernating in the winter. On the way to school he pretends he is a dragon, then when his mother asks him to go and wash, he pretends he is a pig in the mud. When his mother asks him to eat his vegetables, he imagines he is a fearsome meat-eating dinosaur. When his mother asks him to put his toys away, he pretends he is an octopus with lots of tentacles who can put everything away fast! However, when his mother hugs him good night, he is very glad to be a little boy.
Owl wants to share at Moonlight School, Simon Puttock ; illustrated by Ali Pye.
It's drawing time at Moonlight School and Miss Moon has asked all the creatures to draw their favourite night time thing. But when Cat, Bat and Mouse use all the night-time coloured crayons, what will Owl do? Whatever will he draw now?
Tiu Namunamu me te tino whakatau, Charisma Rangipunga ; Nikki Slade-Robinson.
Mosquitos, sandflies, and lice all have a meeting about how to find food for the next year. Tiu Namunamu, the chairperson, points out the parts of the human body which are best for food, and the hazards to avoid. The invertebrates all discuss their strategies, and decide which parts of the body they will attack so that there will be enough food for everyone. The meeting finishes with a feast of blood.
A day at the animal airport, Sharon Rentta.
Kai the koala is going on holiday with his family. It's a very long way so they're going to fly in a plane. Kai has a wonderful time discovering all the exciting features of the airport, from using his passport, to pushing trolleys and the x-ray machine. The family just have to be careful not to miss their flight!
I wish you more, Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld.
In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.
Inside this book: (are three books), Barney Saltzberg.
Given blank books by their mother, Seymour, Fiona, and Wilbur let their imaginations fly, then put their stories, poems, and pictures together in a single, shared book.
Follow me!, Ellie Sandall.
Full of fun and energy, this rhythmic, rhyming story by bright star Ellie Sandall stars some mischievous lemurs. It's time to wake up! Come down from the tree. Follow me, follow me, follow me! Follow the lemurs on their adventure through the jungle what happens when they meet a snappy crocodile?
Stella brings the family, Miriam Baker Schiffer ; illustrations by Holly Clifton Brown.
Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.
The umbrella, Ingrid and Dieter Schubert.
A little dog finds an umbrella in the garden on a windy day. The moment the dog picks up the umbrella, it catches the wind and pulls the dog skywards. This is the start to fantastic journey around the world. The wind carries the umbrellas and the dog all over the world, from the desert to the sea, from the jungle to the North Pole. A wordless picture book that tells a thousand stories.
Kick with my left foot, Paul Seden & Karen Briggs.
A lively and endearing story about a child in an Indigenous community getting ready to play his favourite game - footy!
Hands say love, George Shannon ; illustrated by Taeeun Yoo.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal that hands, as they carry out ordinary tasks, are also showing love.
Farmyard fun: a lift-the-flap book, this book was made by Barbi Sido, Robyn Newton and Pip Tinsley.
Join Baby Bear, Little Lamb and Little Moo as they explore the farm.
Be quiet Bertha!: a lift-the-flap book for busy toddlers, David Sim.
Like lots of toddlers, Bertha doesn't always know when to be quiet! Lift the flaps in this board book to see all the noisy fun she's having.
Amazing alphabet: feel-and-fit shapes, by Annie Simpson.
Amazing alphabet book that teaches children that ABC, with fun illustrations, feel and fit pages, and simple word
Ice cream summer, story and pictures by Peter Sis.
A little boy writes a letter to his grandfather about all the reading and studying he is doing this summer but all his activities revolve around ice cream.
Duck's vacation, Gilad Soffer.
Duck is trying to enjoy a relaxing vacation, but with each turn of the page, the reader causes some calamity.
Dino-Daddy, Mark Sperring ; illustrated by Sam Lloyd.
It's not easy being a Dino-Daddy, but it's definitely a lot of fun! And whether it's a trip to the park or playing games at home, Dino-Daddy always has time for his two roaring dinos. And though he has a list of jobs he has to dino-do, he always seems to have the time to play a game or two! Morning, noon and night, Dino-Daddy is the best, and life in the dino family is just as fun (and chaotic) as ever.
I love you Daddy Grizzle, written by Mark Sperring ; illustrated by Sebastien Braun.
Today is a very special day if only Little Pip could remember why! With Daddy Grizzle's gentle help, Little Pip works out exactly why today is a day to be celebrated it's Father's Day! and they spend a glorious day doing all their favourite things.
I'll catch you if you fall, Mark Sperring & Layn Marlow.
A little boy is fishing from the edge of the boat, leaning out with his net. Who will keep him safe? His mother comes into the frame. Then the captain of the boat. And finally the guiding star in a sky that is becoming increasingly stormy. The star steadfastly steers the boat through the storm back into the harbour. Everyone is restored to the safety of home. But then we return to the sky where the star remains, all alone. Who will keep the star safe? It's the little boy, now in his bedroom, still holding his net. He watches the star and he's ready to catch it, should it fall.
When dad showed me the universe, Ulf Stark ; Eva Eriksson ; translated by Julia Marshall.
A father takes his son on an evening walk to show him the entire universe.
Tad and Dad, words and pictures by David Ezra Stein.
A growing tadpole loves his frog dad so much he never gives him a moment's peace.
Cars and trucks, graphics and text by David Stewart.
Black and white high contrast illustrations depict different types of cars and trucks.
Toys, graphics and text by David Stewart.
Black and white high contrast illustrations depict different types of toys.
Zoo train, Sally Sutton ; illustrated by Daron Parton.
Chugga chugga choo! Choo! Thugga thugga. All aboard the zoo train. Better keep your eyes open this is a crazy zoo! A boy and his mother ride a train through the zoo, unaware that it is being overrun by naughty monkeys, who steal hats, scarfs and even cake and popcorn!
It's a groovy world, Alfredo, Sean Taylor ; illustrated by Chris Garbutt.
Alfredo is a frog with a problem - he can't dance! How can he go to Rick's party if he doesn't have any fancy moves? So, his best friend Marty tries to teach him all the groovy ways to dance. But no matter how hard Marty tries, all he ever does is Jump! Jump! Jump! It's just not cool. Or is it?
Take a circle, Britta Teckentrup.
Learn about circles in this creative exploration of shapes. With simple words and bold, graphic images, Britta Teckentrup once again shows her innate understanding of design as well as her grasp of making concepts accessible to young children. Sound words, solid blocks of colour, rhythmic text and a die-cut cover make a timeless series that appeals to all ages.
Take a line, Britta Teckentrup.
Learn about lines in this creative exploration of shapes. With simple words and bold, graphic images, Britta Teckentrup once again shows her innate understanding of design as well as her grasp of making concepts accessible to young children.
Take a square, Britta Teckentrup.
Learn about squares in this creative exploration of shapes. Sound words, solid blocks of colour, rhythmic text and a die-cut cover make a timeless series that appeals to all ages.
Take a triangle, Britta Teckentrup.
With simple words and bold, graphic images, Britta Teckentrup once again shows her innate understanding of design as well as her grasp of making concepts accessible to young children.
Nga kaitiaki a Tama!, na Kawata Teepa ; na Jim Byrt nga pikitia.
It is Christmas Eve and Tama has written a loving letter to his mother. His toys come to life and make their way to deliver the letter to the Christmas tree. The letter lights up like a torch, and Mother Christmas appears. In the morning Tama and his mother breakfast together and his mother reads the letter from her son which explains that his dead father is still taking care and watching over them.
Here comes the Tooth Fairy Cat, Deborah Underwood ; pictures by Claudia Rueda.
Cat tries to trick the Tooth Fairy, but he meets his match in a mischievous mouse.
Interstellar Cinderella, Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Meg Hunt.
In this outer space adaptation of the fairy tale in rhyme, Cinderella dreams of becoming a spaceship.
Outstanding in the rain, Frank Viva.
Rhyming text tells of a boy's birthday at Coney Island, while each turn of the page reveals a new meaning for an oronym - a pair of words or phrases which sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.
Mr Huff, Anna Walker.
Bill is having a bad day. Mr Huff is following him around and making everything seem difficult. Bill tries to get rid of him, but Mr Huff just gets bigger and bigger! Then they both stop, and a surprising thing happens.
David Walliams presents The Queen's orang-utan, illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross.
A bored queen. A birthday wish. An outrageous orang-utan.
Baby's very first slide and see farm, written by Fiona Watt ; illustrated by Stella Baggott.
An engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colours, stylish illustrations and friendly farm animals. Simple slider mechanisms allow the pictures to be transformed, as a monkey swings through the trees, a fish changes its spots and more.
Use your words, Sophie, Rosemary Wells.
When Sophie's new sister won't stop crying, only two-year-old Sophie can communicate with her, even if she isn't using her words as her parents want her to.
"Hello, great big bullfrog!", Colin West.
Join the jungle fun in this series of delightfully simple and surprising tales for early readers.This jungle tale reads as a long joke, furnished with a hilarious punch line. Great fun to read aloud, this lively story is perfect as an early reader and bears many repeated readings, when the punch line can be gleefully pre-empted.
Bear counts, Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman.
As friends Bear and Mouse share a day together, Bear counts various objects, from one to five, and the reader is invited to do the same.
The cow tripped over the moon, Tony Wilson, Laura Wood.
'Hey diddle diddle, You all know the riddle, A cow jumps over the moon.' But the moon is very high in the sky. How many attempts will it take before Cow makes her famous high-flying leap?
Puff, William Wondriska.
Nothing important ever happens to Puff, a small steam engine, until one snowy day when he has to be hooked up to a circus train.
The Giant of Jum, Elli Woollard, Benji Davies.
Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy and hungry and he's off in search of a tasty snack. But Jack and his friends don't see a scary giant, they see a magically tall man - a man who can fetch lost balls and rescue cats from trees! Perhaps this hungry giant is softer than he seems.
Pool, JiHyeon Lee.
Two shy children meet at a noisy pool and dive beneath the crowd into a magical undersea land, where they explore a fantastical landscape and meet various creatures.
It might be an apple, Shinsuke Yoshitake.
The story follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought through all the things an apple might be if it is not, in fact, an apple. Distrusting the apples convincing appearance, the child's imagination spirals upwards and outwards into a madcap fantasy world - maybe its a star from outer space with tiny aliens on board? Perhaps it wants a cool hairstyle? This book is not only huge fun, but it also encourages a questioning, challenging approach to the world around us.

Younger Fiction

Any questions?, Marie-Louise Gay.
'Do you write all day? Where does a story start? Where do your ideas come from? Do you put a cat in every book? How did you learn to draw? Do you have a hamster? How many books do you make in one day? Are you Stella?' Whenever Marie-Louise Gay speaks to children about her books, she finds that they have many amazing questions about writing, drawing, ideas and other surprising subjects. Her delightful answers can be found in this fictional encounter with some very curious children, who collaborate with her on writing and illustrating a wonderful and evocative story-within-a-story.
Ace Dragon Ltd, Russell Hoban & Quentin Blake.
"I can make fire come out of my nose and mouth," the dragon under the pavement tells John. "I can fly. I can spin gold into straw if you have any gold." John doesn't have any gold and he doesn't need any straw. (Not yet, anyway.) The dragon tells John that if he fights the dragon and wins, the dragon will take him flying." What a challenge! Where will it lead?
Dixie O'Day up, up and away!, written by Shirley Hughes ; illustrated by Clara Vulliamy.
Dixie, Percy and their new friend, Ariel, are off on an adventure in the clouds. Making a speedy get away from their archenemy Lou Ella, they find themselves soaring away in a hot-air balloon! But there are stormy skies ahead.
Billy's booger: a memoir (which is a true story, which this books is), written and drawn by William Joyce and his younger self (from the 4th grade, actually).
Billy's wild imagination gets him into trouble at school, but a creative writing contest could be the perfect opportunity for him to shine.
Dindy and the elephant, Elizabeth Laird ; illustrated by Peter Bailey.
Bored with her little brother Pog's childish games, Dindy decides that she's finally grown-up enough for a real adventure. While her mother is sleeping and the servants are busy, she takes Pog deep into the tea gardens, a place they are never supposed to go alone. Terrified by a wild animals and snubbed by the local children, Dindy starts to realise how little she really knows about India, even though it's the only place she's ever called home.
Beatrice's goat, Page McBrier ; illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter with an afterword by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away a goat! Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means "luck") gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa's help, it looks as if Beatrice's dream may come true after all. Page McBrier and Lori Lohstoeter beautifully recount this true story about how one child, given the right tools, is able to lift her family out of poverty. Based on a true story about the work of Project Heifer.
Friends of a feather, Lauren Myracle ; illustrated by Jed Henry.
Seven-year-old Ty Perry is glad when his best friend, Joseph, returns to school after spending time in a hospital, but does not like that everyone else wants to be Joseph's friend now, and things only get worse when his plan to get a pet for his baby sister fails.
The first case, Ulf Nilsson ; illustrated by Gitte Spee ; translated by Julia Marshall.
Someone has been stealing the squirrel's nuts and Detective Gordon, a toad, must do what it takes to catch the thief.
Last-but-not-least Lola and the wild chicken, Christine Pakkala ; pictures by Paul Hoppe.
In her ongoing campaign to win back her ex-best-friend Amanda Anderson, Lola continues to be thwarted by her last name, as "Zuckerman" keeps them far apart, whether it's on the bus, at recess, or a field trip to a farm. Lola knows she needs to rise above, but it may just take a week with grandma and a chance encounter with a chicken to give her the determination she currently lacks.
Amelia Bedelia means business ; Amelia Bedelia unleashed, Herman Parish ; pictures by Lynne Avril.
Amelia Bedelia's request for a sibling takes her parents by surprise, but she is soon distracted by the possibility of finding the perfect puppy, instead. Then, young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle. Her parents say they'll split the cost with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough!
Amelia Bedelia shapes up ; Amelia Bedelia cleans up, Herman Parish ; pictures by Lynne Avril.
Picked last for kickball, Amelia Bedelia gets another chance to prove her athleticism when her class holds a mini-Olympics. Then, Amelia Bedelia and her friends clean up a vacant lot and build a clubhouse with surprising results!
Billie's great desert adventure, Sally Rippin ; illustrated by Alisa Coburn.
Billie is off on an underwater adventure! Will she be able to save her friends from the great gloopy sea.
Uncle Gobb and the dread shed, a work of fiction in 34 1/2 chapters (with some non-fiction mixed in free of charge) by Michael Rosen with important pictures full of interest, terror and toast by Neal Layton.
Malcolm is in all ways an ordinary ten-year-old. This is a perfectly ordinary story featuring one perfectly ordinary ten year old, his very bossy uncle, some baked beans, a school which tries to make interesting things boring, the famed Italian city of Ponky, and a genie who appears when you rub your nose. It also includes lots of very useful facts, many of which are untrue.
My name is Lizzie Flynn: the story of the Rajah quilt, Claire Saxby ; illustrated by Elizabeth Newcomb.
Lizzie Flynn has nothing but her name when she boards the Rajah, which is bound for the penal colony of Australia. On board the Rajah the convict women were given a 'useful bag' containing among other things fabric and needle and thread. The women were taught to sew and together they made the Rajah quilt which is currently housed in the National Library.
The enchanted charms: the seventh adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton ; illustrations by Danilo Barozzi and five others ; translated by Emily Clement.
For the seventh time Geronimo Stilton finds himself in the Kingdom of Fantasy this time Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, needs him to find the seven enchanted charms before the evil Wizard of the Black Pearl can get to them.
Little Grey Rabbit's Valentine, Alison Uttley ; pictures by Margaret Tempest.
It's nearly Valentine's day and Robin the postman is struggling to keep up with all the letters he has. Little Grey Rabbit, Hare and Squirrel don't know what Valentine's Day is, but as soon as they learn, they all do their best to write the perfect Valentine.